Perhaps he should run in one first before he tries to impart some ‘wisdom’ in that regard. Whatever it was he was doing in 2008 wasn’t a Presidential campaign. Yet enough people seem to keep reporting on him, so he keeps talking.
His latest words of wisdom are about how we need to pass amnesty in order to beat Hillary in 2016. Should we really be taking any sort of Presidential race advice from this guy? It’s like listening to Karl Rove tell us how to retain Congress. He might want to be concerned about things like Mississippi and whether or not the Republicans will still have a base in 2016, because that’s less than certain at this point.
There is a crisis going on at the border and there’s plenty of news about it today.
1.) When you’re losing MSNBC and Democrats are turning on you about the border…just keep ignoring it. It is Obama after all, flaming ideologue in all his miserable glory. He doesn’t want to visit the border, because what he wants to happen already is and details like conditions on the ground are for the little people. It remains to be seen if his own party or media supporters eventually realize this.
2.) Boehner still thinks there’s a good chance for an amnesty bill. They’re using the usual codespeak of ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ but that’s the bottom line of it. All of this mess at the border, the golden opportunity to actually differentiate themselves from Obama the First just begging to be taken, and they’re still being second fiddle. If you’re not yet convinced that at least the leadership has to go at all costs in November, here’s another reminder as to why.
3.) It’s a bit on the old news side and on the back burner in the face of everything else, but the home countries of all our new ‘guests’ get money from them. In some instances, it’s a significant part of the home country’s GDP. What happens if we stopper the flow of cash? No one in either party in Washington cares to know.
Same plan as always. First change the Republicans into a real opposition, then stop the Democrats. After Cochran there’s no cause to see the Establishment for anything other than what it is and continue supporting them any longer.
It was long overdue for Schumer’s Republican McCain to weigh in on the current immigration crisis at the border. It’s becoming a relevant news story whether he likes it or not. If he’s pretending to be a border hawk this far out from 2016, he’s not loving his poll numbers or the general trend against RINOs. So it’s time for the Mavericky Macinator to make another appearance in the vicinity of a primary (even if it is a two-year-or-so vicinity) and start talking tough about the current flood.
Seriously, he couldn’t just keep ignoring it? What wisdom is this guy going to offer? Build the danged, uh, aid cut thingie! Build it!
Yes, we all know there’s a problem and as a member of the Gang of Eight, he contributed to the noise that left the current influx of minors believing amnesty was on offer. You could ask who he thought he was fooling, but enough primary voters bought the act in 2010 to put him back in the Senate. But in the days when a sitting majority leader can be primaried, there may be hope at last. Certainly after all he’s done to conservatives, the opportunity to rub an involuntary departure from the Senate in his face for the rest of his life is just too good to overlook.
Do you wonder why Democrats offer political advice to Republicans?
It obviously isn’t honest. If the shoe was on the other foot, would any of us be offering honest advice on how Democrats can get re-elected, thus defeating people who actually represent us? No, because they’re ruining everything they touch and we all want them gone. Any advice they received would be less than beneficial to them, and if you’re a Democrat that should be patently obvious.
It should also be patently obvious when the reverse happens. The party that constitutes what little passes for resistance to unfettered Democrat control should be a little skeptical about receiving advice from them. Obama and the Democrats do not have their best interests at heart.
There’s a reason the President dropped an ultimatum on amnesty rather than picking up his pen and his phone and doing it himself immediately. He knows what would happen to the GOP if they took his advice. He’s trying to goad them into self-destruction along with Schumer, Gutierrez, and any other number of liberals. Essentially, it’s a play to get all the new voters the Democrats could possibly want and a completely shattered opposition at the same time after he uses them for ‘bipartisan’ cover.
The sad thing is that many Republicans would likely have tried to act on that sort of advice by now if Cantor hadn’t been pink slipped out of his job for it. A few Republicans get it, but the Establishment is listening to its big money donors and the consultant class and are perfectly happy to follow them off of a cliff in proverbial Wile E Coyote fashion. They certainly did it under Bush.
Fortunately, this is a game two can play. We can keep up the pressure too. Despite all of the money and press being brought to bear for amnesty, no one get re-elected without votes. Keep making sure no one believes yours can be taken for granted.